Picture yourself in a place where your senses are awakened. The air is crisp, the sun is warm, and you can feel the coolness of the water on your skin. You’re surrounded by vineyards and mountains that will make you feel like you’ve never seen anything so beautiful before. This is what Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley offers to its guests – a new experience for those who want to explore all that California has to offer in luxury.
You might be wondering how this idyllic resort came about? In a first, the Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley, located amidst northern California’s Calistoga, is an 85 rooms and suites accommodation set within a world-renowned wine country. This luxury retreat that aims to give you a perfect and calm getaway from everyday monotony is stationed in the countryside, with a backdrop of solitary mountains and warm vineyards.
Family-friendly fun in Napa Valley
The new Four Seasons Napa Valley is family-friendly and has activities organised for you with pools, lawns designed for games and firepits that give you a sense of glamping. Take your children along and let them be a part of a fully-supervised ‘Kids for All Seasons’ program.
Not only will they have fun with the events in store, but they will also get a VIP Treatment with their kid-sized robes and slippers, their own menus at ‘Campo Poolside’ and a Bodega Suite. For a getaway with the extended family, the resort provides farmhouse-styled villas that include open kitchens, a resident chef (based on your requirement) and a dedicated Four Seasons host.
For those who seek solitude, switch on the ‘Do-Not-Disturb’ signs, light up the fireplace and order in from an extensive 24-hour in-room dining menu.
The chateau also provides spin classes and gym facilities for those who do not wish to miss out on their workout routine. Do take advantage of this excellent location and cycle around the trails such as Oat Hill Mine Trail and The Petrified Forest.
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Cuisine at Four Seasons Napa Valley
The TRUSS Restaurant and Bar is to be headed by none other than Food & Wine’s “Best New Chef All-Star” Chef Erik Anderson, presenting before you a dynamic dining experience with a picturesque view of the lush vineyards and mountains.
An all-day dining spot, ‘The Living Room’ will serve your timely breakfast with specials such as Coffee Cake, the TRUSS Caviar Tartine, Oatmeal, Canelés Waffles and the special Reuben Benedict, along with great dishes for lunch and dinner.
The elevated Restaurant next to it also offers an extraordinary dining menu. The cuisine prepared is strictly Californian and guests can binge on ‘shareable dishes’ such as Gaufrettes & Onion Dip, Fruits de Mer, the delightful Napa Valley Crudites, Chef’s Living Room Pizza with sausage and pickled peppers and so much more present on a long and satisfying list.
It’d be unfair to leave without desserts like Pot de Crème, Raspberry Coconut Sorbet, and a Gianduja Tart prepared by Chef Gaulin. For beverages, Morgan Grey carefully designed an extensive wine menu that lists over 250 labels with special attention to the local produce that narrates the evolution of the world of wine.
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Experiences in and around Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley
To give you a peek into the great experiences you can have here, there is Elusa Winery’s organic vineyard celebrating the unique terroir of the Calistoga American Viticultural Area where you can look forward to sampling the special Elusa wines in the Tasting Room at TRUSS and even get it delivered to your room.
The experience is not just limited to wine tasting. One can also discover the winemaking process, right from sorting the obtained harvest to blending and interacting with the winemaking experts. The exclusive Grape-to-Glass arrangement allows you to taste varieties of wines produced, and guests can make full use of their front-row seat to be a direct part of the winemaking process.
The location is surrounded by numerous boutique shops, restaurants and bars, should you choose to spend a day outside the town. From finding exquisite artefacts at Roam Antiques and Design on a regular day to the fresh produce from local farms at the Calistoga Farmer’s Market on a Saturday morning, your venture becomes not only enriching but also nourishing. Stop by the Flourish Chocolate for an appetiser by Chef Holly Peterson, a world-renowned chocolatier.
Get on a Jeep and head out on a local safari right here in California and witness hundreds of different species of wildlife that make up this habitat. And if you dream of getting a beautiful sight of these lands from a height of 2000 feet or witnessing the breath-taking colourful sunrise, hop on a hot air balloon and glide away.
When you have your fill of the outdoors, rejuvenate at The Spa Talisa, designed to honour Calistoga’s 150-year history as a healing haven. This luxurious, relaxing wellness centre will heal you holistically, given that it is based on the founder’s interest in the town’s hot springs that are brimming with therapeutic properties.
The Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley is built on the grounds of a winery, which means that guests will never run out of ways to explore. California has long been known as one of the best wine-producing regions in the world, and this resort offers an up-close look at just how it’s done.
400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, California 94515, U.S.A.
© This article was first published online in Nov 2021 – World Travel Magazine.